Characterizing narrative time in books through fluctuations in power and danger arcs

  title={Characterizing narrative time in books through fluctuations in power and danger arcs},
  author={Mikaela Irene D. Fudolig and T. Alshaabi and Kathryn Cramer and Christopher M. Danforth and Peter Sheridan Dodds},
While recent studies have focused on quantifying word usage to find the overall shapes of narrative emotional arcs, certain features of narratives within narratives remain to be explored. Here, we characterize the narrative time scale of sub-narratives by finding the length of text at which fluctuations in word usage begin to be relevant. We represent more than 30,000 Project Gutenberg books as time series using ousiometrics, a power-danger framework for essential meaning, itself a… 

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